TICK OFF FAMOUS LA VUELTA CLIMBS
The La Vuelta Epic Climbs Bike Tour is for the serious climbing junkies. 8 first-class ports await you. The same ones that Andorra lends to La Vuelta a España. There will also be time to enjoy the scenery and relax in the famous recreational and thermal area of Caldea. Stroll around the busy capital of Andorra la Vella and soak up the unique atmosphere.
An epic guided tour in which the harshness of the ports shows us the true character of the Pyrenees. Book today to secure your spot!
Empty roads and stunning valleys
Highlights of your trip
With a decade of organising cycling tours in this region, Catalonia Bike Tours have become local legends. Expect professional guiding and expert advice the whole way round from cyclists who love riding here.
We are getting you to one of the world's greatest cycling spots. Excellent empty roads, jaw-dropping beauty and vibrant culture is a recipe for an outstanding riding holiday. Prepare for an experience of a lifetime.
Situated in pedestrian street in central Andorra la Vella, Centric Atiram Hotel offers is situated on the popular Meritxell Street, full of tax-free shops. Centric Atiram Hotel is just 600 m from Caldea Thermal Spa.We've picked this hotel for it's superb services, including great food and spa amenities. With that, it's central location in Andorra makes it a great base for our everyday cycling challenges.
A climbing paradise and cycling's best-kept secret. Andorra is a popular choice for pro cyclist teams, so why not add it to your list? Andorra sits in the heart of the Pyrenees. So it’s just perfect to go col hunting here. Many mountain passes have some big names and famed by the Grand Tours. Le Tour is known to have ‘queen stages’ here and the fate of the yellow jersey has been defined here too many times!
Andorra has a typical mountainous climate: cold winters and mild summers. It's very dry and boasts countless days of sunshine. Autumn is the wetter season and winter offers snow, popular for skiers yet challenging for cyclists. Pack your bags according to the season you travel.
Mountains. Rough, rugged, and plenty of climbs. It's no coincidence why this tour is called the Legendary Climbs Cycling Tour! Pass through narrow gorges and have views across breathtaking valleys – the Andorra terrain is mystical and enchanting, perfect for climb lovers.
Roman influences run deep through the Andorra region. The Catalonian culture is different to the most of Spain and you will definitely be able to spot the differences. The mountains play an important role in the way of life. And lucky for us, cycling is a popular sport here.
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Discover more about the rides you'll be conquering
Arcalis is a fairly gentle climb for the most part. The first 6km are little more than false flat. From here, there are a few steeper gradients, but it is mostly steady and easy to settle into a comfortable rhythm. This is a great warm up and leg stretch for taking on the heavier climbs.More
Col de Ordino, Canillo
The Col de Ordino is situated in Andorra. This climb belongs to the Pyrenees. The Col de Ordino via Canillo is ranked number 340 of the Pyrenees. The climb is ranked number 22 in Andorra and number 5486 in the world. Start from Canillo, the Col de Ordino ascent is 9 km long.More
Hotel Centric Atiram
Luxurious 4* Hotel
All accommodation provided by our operators has been checked to meet epico’s highest standards, as you would expect. Making sure that you feel relaxed for your next day of cycling, all of our accommodation is equipped for your comfort with a shower or bath to wind down.
Hotel Centric Atiram is located in Andorra la Vella center. All of our accommodation is chosen for its bike security and links to the routes on your program.
Welcome and gear set up
We will start our journey at the Sants train station in Barcelona, where our team will be waiting for you at the main door at 3:00 p.m. to welcome you and transfer you to our hotel in Andorra la Vella, in the heart of the Pyrenees.
You can also choose to arrive at the hotel on your own, but you must indicate this in the reservation form or by email. If you plan to arrive before 19:00, you can check-in at the hotel reception indicating the reservation in the name of TOURMALET 2015 SLU and your names and surnames. In case you have hired the hotel in a shared room with another client, we would appreciate it if you would keep the room in perfect condition until their arrival.
Upon arrival at the hotel, we will offer an informative briefing of the tour before proceeding with the set-up of the bicycles for all those clients who have hired a rental bike.
We will end this first day of travel with a fantastic welcome dinner with the entire team at the hotel.
Stage 1 – COMELLA - ENGOLASTERS - CORTALS - ORDINO
Stage 2 – LA GALLINA - LA RABASSA
Stage 3 – BEIXALLÍS - CABÚS - PAL
Final recovery ride and onward travel
Information to help you book your flights and get around.
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Fly in airport: Barcelona
When best to fly in: in the morning or early afternoon on the first day of the tour
Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up
Fly out airport: Barcelona
When to leave: in the morning on the last day of the tour
Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free
What’s included in your trip
Luxury Accommodation 4*
Standard accommodation is a shared room with another rider of the same gender
We'll take you and your bike to the start point of the tour and back
Professional multilingual guide on bike to lead the group, assistance vehicle available in cases of emergency
Daily Luggage Transfer
Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials
Mechanical service in case of breakdowns (does not include spare parts in customer bicycle repairs)
GPS Tracks Access
Access to tracks of the route through the RIDE WITH GPS mobile application
Medical sport accident insurance covering any cost up to €6000 is included on this trip
What's not included.
High quality carbon bikes are available for rental for €150 for the tour duration. Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.
Single room accommodation
By default, you'll share a room with a rider of your gender. If you wish to stay in a single room, you will be able to select this option for €240 when you proceed to checkout.
The best airport to fly in is Barcelona or Girona. We will then organise for you and your bike. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.
Choose when you want to travel
After selecting the date of travel, you will be able to enter the detail of who is traveling and see further options for accomidation and cycle hire, subject to the operator.
Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.
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